Win or Learn: The Naked Truth about Turning Every Rejection Into Your Ultimate Success by Harlan Cohen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a quick read and a great one to get the year started on with a positive outlook. Some of my favorite pages are where the author addresses giving yourself permission to create, change or experience meaning in life, the fact that change is uncomfortable, and of course, the universal rejection truth, which, the earlier we can all wrap our minds around, will serve us well. Most importantly, asking for help isn't a sign of weakness but one of strength. Five concise chapters to take you through the process and some questions and exercises at the end of which - recommend the exercises and the book. I believe the author mostly writes with the student population/college crowd in mind but this one's great for an older audience just as well.
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I've always enjoyed reading and was a voracious reader all through my teen and young adult life but somewhere along the way, work-life balance took a beating and reading just ended up being something I only did for work as I worked with words all the times. After typing away all day writing stories, editing text or interacting with the written word in some way, reading at the end of the day simply didn't;t seem like an option anymore. I tried shifting that to the morning and keeping aside an hour a day for some reading for pleasure but that ould quickly be taken over by the day's new or other updated. This year I've made a conscious decision to read more. I enjoyed it and have missed it so I've chosen to do something I used to love and hope it will give me the same joy it used to.